The death toll from mudslides in the city of Hiroshima jumped to 71 on Wednesday, with at least 15 people still missing. Nearly 1,000 people out of about 1,300 evacuees are sheltered in nine local elementary schools: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/27/national/hiroshima-slide-toll-rises-66-dead-21-missing-mayor-admits-delayed-alert/#.VAAfDPldV8E
Hiroshima Kenjin Kai of Southern California has formally joined the efforts of Hiroshima Prefecture and various Hiroshima-based NGOs and NPOs in the effort to raise funds in support of the victims of the disaster that befell the local community and residents in northern Hiroshima.
Anyone interested in joining in this effort, please send donations to:Hiroshima Kenjin Kai of Southern California (payable to “Hiroshima Kenjin Kai of SC”; please write “JET Program Alumni” in the memo) Attention: Mr. Takami Igawa – HKSC President 712 East First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
This fundraising drive will be carried through the end of September (September 30, 2014). All funds collected in this drive will be sent to Japan Red Cross Hiroshima Office for distribution to the disaster victims. For any inquiry, please contact Dr. Charles Igawa, HKSC Secretary via email at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or via (562) 818-7857.